Saturday, December 29, 2012

Fact of the Day: Mortal Monarch

Qin Shi Huang became the first Emperor of China by defeating several states and unifying China. His impressive accomplishment made history, and Huang wanted to hold on to that glory forever. He was obsessed in trying to find a path that would make him immortal. He ironically died from poisoning after he took some mercury tablets that promised him eternal life. 

12 comments:

Unknown said...

so much for that elixir
of course he also inadvertently did become immortal I would say
just not the way he wanted

MEcoy said...

i dont know him but what reading this i think he is one great man

DWei said...

Yep... Never understood why the Chinese though mercury was so amazing... ._.

f i o n a (miss.tea) said...

ah yes that is very ironic indeed

Pilar Domínguez said...

ohh, poor...why everybody wants to live forever? It must be so boring.Life is exciting because you don´t know when is your last breath.Kisses:)

Emmylou said...

Mercury tablets? I can't even....

Anna and Klaudia said...

I would like to visit China :)

http://anna-and-klaudia.blogspot.com/

Unknown said...

What a man.

Introverted Art said...

Amazing Adam. Have a happy new year!!!!

tiebow-tie.com said...

Nice post! I love to read interesting facts about China's things)
I wish Happy New Year to you!

Anthony Hopper said...

If only Huang had lived in current times (and of course not been a tyrant), he could have gone to the ER or urgent care center when he ingested the mercury.

Teddi said...

if only he wasn't so full of himself. immortality is NOT reality. can i call him dough head?